Pali Proper Names
- C -
- Cakkadaha.-The home of the Cakkaratana
of a Cakkavatti. J.iv.232.
- Cakkavāka Jātaka (No.434, 451)
- Cakkavattisihanāda Sutta
- Cakkavatti-Vagga.-The fifth chapter of the
Bojjhanga Samyutta. S.v.98-102.
- Cakkhu Sutta
- Cakkhupāla Thera
- Cala.-A Sinhalese chieftain, who once joined the Colas against
Vijayabāhu I., (Cv.lviii.16) but who, later (Cv.vs.55; see Cv.Trs.i.207, n.3),
evidently returned to him and fought bravely on his side.
- Calāka.-See Talatā.
- Cālā-Sutta.-Records Māra's visit to Cālā Therī
and their conversation. S.i.132.
- Cambutivāpi.-A tank built by Vasabha. Mhv.xxxv.95.
- Cammakkhandhaka.-The fifth chapter of the Mahāvagga of the Vinaya
- Cammasātaka Jātaka (No.324)
- Campakā.-See Campā.
- Campakapupphiya Thera
- Campeyya, Campeyyaka.-A Nāga-king who dwelt in the river
Campā. See the
- Campeyya-Cariyā.-See Campeyya Jātaka.
- Campeyya-Jātaka (No.506)
- Campeyyakkhandhaka.-The ninth chapter of the Mahā Vagga of the
Vinaya Pitaka. Vin.i.312ff
- Cānavela.-v.l. for Tanaveli (q.v.).
- Canda or Candima Sutta.-Just as the moon is brighter far
than the stars, so is earnestness the best of profitable conditions. S.v.44.
- Candābha-Jātaka (No.135)
- Candadeva.-The third of the Andhakavenhudāsaputtā. J.iv.81.
- Candadevī. See Candā.
- Candadhara.-Name of the god Siva. Cv.lxxiv.193.
- Candagabbha.-One of the seven mountain ranges which must be crossed
on the way to Gandhamādana. SNA.i.66.
- Candagiri.-A vihāra in Ceylon built by Vijayabāhu I (Cv.lx.61).
Geiger (Cv.Trs.i.220, n.2) identifies it with the Sandagiri Thūpa in the
- Candakinnara Jātaka (No.485)
- Candakumara Cariyā.-See Candakumāra
- Candakumāra Jātaka.-Another name for the
- Candamittā.-One of the two chief women disciples of Vipassī Buddha.
- Candamukha.-A cave in Dhūmarakkhapabbata. Maliyamahādeva Thera once
lived there. Ras.ii.126.
- Candamukha.-One of the descendants of
Okkāka. Dpv.iii.42; Mhv.ii.13.
- Candamukhī.-The wife of Meghavanna devaputta. Ras.ii.126.
- Candamukhī.-Wife of Metteyya Buddha in his last lay-life.
- Candanamāliya Thera
- Candanapāsāda.-A building in the Maricavatti-vihāra erected by
Mahinda IV. It housed the Hair Relic of the Buddha in a jewelled reliquary.
- Candanapūjaka Thera
- Candanasāla.-See Candanamālā.
- Candapabbata.-See Canda (7).
- Candapadumāsirī.-See Candapadumā.
- Candappajjota. See Cannda-ppajjota.
- Candārāma.-A monastery in Candavatī,
where Konda˝˝a Buddha spent his first vassa. BuA.110.
- Candasama.-See Candūpama.
- Candasārattha-tikā.-A Commentary on the Sambandhacintā written in
the fourteenth century by Saddhamma˝āna of Pagan. P.L.C.198.
- Candasuriya.-A friend of Mahādhanadeva. See
- Candavankavīthi.-A street in Anurādhapura. Ras.ii.123.
- Candgutta.-A king of twenty kappas ago, a previous birth of
- Candikā.-Mother of Candikāputta.
- Candikāputta Thera
- Candimā, Candimasa, Canda
- Candimasa-Sutta.-Records the visit of the devaputta
Candimasa to the Buddha and the conversation that
- Candimā-Sutta.-Records the incident of the Buddha's request to Rāhu
to free Candimā. (S.i.50)
- Candiya.-See Candakumāra.
- Candūpama.-A king of twenty-three kappas ago, a previous birth of
Vannakāraka Thera. v.l. Candasama. Ap.i.220.
- Cangotakiya-Thera.-An arahant. Ninety-four kappas ago he lived near
the sea, and seeing Siddhattha Buddha, gave him a bouquet of flowers.
- Cankamadāyaka Thera.-An arahant. Eighteen kappas ago he made a
magnificent cloistered walk for Atthadassī Buddha. For three kappas he was
king of the gods and was three times Cakka-vatti. Ap.i.99.
- Cankama-Sutta.-The five advantages of a cankama (cloister): it
trains one to travel, encourages striving, it is healthy, it improves
digestion and promotes concentration. A.iii.29.
- Cankolapupphiya Thera
- Canndagāmani.-See Gāmanicannda.
- Canndāsoka. The name given to Asoka,
because he so cruelly killed his brothers. The name was later changed into
- Cannda-Sutta.-Describes the visits of the Gāmani Cannda to the
Buddha. See Cannda (1).
- Canndīdvāra.-One of the gates erected in Pulatthipura by
Parakkamabāhu I. It was brightly painted (Cv.lxxiii.161; lxxix.45). Canndī is
one of the names of Durgā, Siva's wife.
- Canndorana.-A mountain in the Himālaya region. The Bodhisatta, as
an elephant, once lived there looking after his mother. J.iv.90, 93.
- Cānura.-A wrestler employed by
Kamsa to fight the
Baladeva put a strap round him and, lifting
him up, dashed his brains out on the ground. J.iv.81f.
- Cāpāla.-A Yakkha. See Cāpāla-cetiya.
- Cāpāla-Vagga.-The first chapter of the Iddhipāda Samyutta.
- Cāpā-Therī (v.l. Chāvā)
- Cara (Sutta/Vagga)
- Carī.-Probably the name of a celestial musician, or, perhaps, of a
musical instrument. VvA.94; but see note on p.372, also p.211, where Carī is
omitted from the list.
- Carimālopa Sutta
- Cariyākathā.-The fifth chapter of the Pa˝˝āvagga of the
- Carukkatta.-A village in South India. Cv.lxxvi.127.
- Catassa-Sutta.-There are four elements - earth, water, heat, air.
- Cāthamangama.-A tank constructed by Vasabha. Mhv.xxxv.95.
- Cātigatikapatimāghara.-An image-house attached to the Mahāthūpa and
built by Mahādāthika-Mahānāga. MT.634.
- Cātuddisa-Sutta.-Five qualities that make a monk a "four-regioner"
- moving without let in the four quarters. A.iii.135.
- Catudvāra-Jātaka (No.439)
- Catukundika-niraya.-A description of the sufferings undergone by a
child while in its mother's womb. The foetus has to lie bent in four (catukundena),
hence the name. J.iii.243f.
- Cātumā.-A Sākiyan village containing a mote-hall; near it was the
Amalakīvana where the Buddha once stayed and preached the
Cātuma Sutta (M.i.456f.; MA.ii.660).
- Cātumāsinī.-Occurs in the phrase Komudī Cātumāsinī, probably
referring to the Cātumāsya festival which is performed in the month of Kattika,
Komudī being the full-moon day of Kattika. Vin.i.55; D.i.47, etc.
- Cātuma Sutta
- Catumatta-Jātaka (No.187)
- Cātumeyyakā.-The inhabitants of Cātumā. M.i.457.
- Catunikāyika-Bhandika Thera.-Evidently a well-known commentator. He
is quoted as an authority in the Samyutta Commentary. SA.i.17.
- Catuparivatta 1. -Another name for the Bahudhātuka Sutta. M.iii.67.
- Catuparivatta 2.-One of the suttas not included in the Three
- Caturangabala.-An officer of state of Jambudīpa; an author. Gv.67.
- Caturārakkhā.-The Gandhavamsa (pp.65, 75) mentions a commentary
written on this work.
- Cāvala.-A mountain near Himavā.
- Cayantī-vāpi.-A tank in Ceylon built by Vasabha. v.l. Mayantī.
- Cecca.-A shortened form of Cetiya.
- Celakanthī.-A mare belonging to
Candappajjota. She could travel one hundred leagues in a day and was one
of his five rapid conveyances. DhA.i.196.
- Cela-Sutta 1.-See Ukkācela
- Cela-Sutta 2.-When one's turban or head is ablaze, one must put
forth special effort to extinguish the fire; needless to say, such effort is
also necessary for the comprehension of the four Noble Truths. S.v.440.
- Cellāra.-A village in South India. Cv.1xxvi.262.
- Cetā 1.-Daughter-in-law of Vidhura
and Anujjā. J.vi.290.
- Cetā 2.-The people of Cetiya. J.i.256;
- Cetaputtā.-The name of a tribe given in a nominal list; probably
the inhabitants of Ceta. Ap.ii.359.
- Cetāvigāma.-A village in Ceylon. When Mattābhaya was ordained under
Mahinda he was followed by five hundred youths from this village
(Mhv.xvii.59). The village was to the south of Anurādhapura. MT.384.
- Ceti, Cetiya
- Cetiyadamila.-The chief warrior of Elāra, killed by Velusumana.
Ras.ii.62; but see Velusumana.
- Cetiyagiri.-See Cetiyapabbata, also
- Cetiyakapabbata.-Probably a v.l. for
Vedisagiri. See Ras.i.99.
- Cetiyambatthala.-See Ambatthala.
- Cetiyavamsatthakathā.-One of the sources mentioned in the
Mahāvamsa-Tīkā (p.548). It probably dealt with the building of the cetiyas in
Ceylon, chiefly the Mahā Thūpa.
- Cetoparicca-Sutta.-Anuruddha, questioned by some monks at Jetavana,
tells them that by cultivating the four Satipatthāna he was able to read and
know the minds of beings, of other persons. S.v.304.
- Chabbisodhana-Sutta.-On the six-fold scrutiny by which a monk can
know whether he is justified in saying that for him rebirth is no more, that
his heart has been absolutely delivered from the āsavas. M.iii.29-37.
- Chabbyāputtā.-A royal clan of Nāgas. Vin.ii.110; J.ii.145; A.ii.72.
- Cha-Chakkha Sutta
- Chaddanta-Jātaka (No.514)
- Chagāma, Chaggāma.- A village in Rohana. Ras.ii.34; Cv.lviii.45;
- Chakesadhātuvamsa.-See Appendix.
- Chalabhijātiya Sutta
- Chalindriya-Vagga.-The third chapter of the Indriya Samyutta.
- Challūra.-A tank built by King Mahāsena. Mhv.xxxvii.47.
- Chanda, Chandaka, Chandāgārika.-See Chann░.
- Chandena Sutta.-A group of eighteen suttas on abandoning lust and
desire for that which is impermanent, ill and without self (S.iv.148-51).
- Chandosāratthavikāsinī (or Vuttodayapa˝cikā).-A Commentary on the
Vuttodaya, written by Saddhamma˝āna in the fourteenth century. Bode, op. cit.,
- Channā.-A nun, mentioned as being specially proficient in the
Vinaya. v.l. Chandā. (Dpv.xviii.29)
- Channāgarikā.-A secondary division of the
Vajjiputtakas. Mhv.v.7; Dpv.v.46;
- Channa-Vagga.-The Ninth chapter of the Salāyatana Samyutta.
- Channovāda-Sutta.-Records the same incidents as Channa Sutta (3).
- Chaphassāyatanika-Sutta.-A group of three suttas concerning the
sixfold sphere of contact. S.iv.43f.
- Chappaccayadīpanī.-A work on Pāli prosody by Suddhamma˝āna. Bode,
op. cit., 26.
- Chattaggāhaka-vāpī.-A tank built by a parasol-bearer (chattaggāhaka),
the husband of Sanghā (Cv.xxxviii.3).
- Chattaguhinda.-The Pāli name of Kyansitthā, son of Anorata, king of
Pagan. (Sās.75; Bode, op. cit.15, n.5).
- Chattapāsāda.-A building in Anurādhapura, probably attached to the
king's palace. There King Bhātika distributed gifts to the monks
(Mhv.xxxiv.65; MT.663). Sirināga repaired the building. Mhv.xxxvi.26.
- Chattavaddhi.-The spot in Mahāmeghavana where Moggallāna I
presented his parasol to the monks as a mark of homage. A parivena called by
the same name was built there. Mhv.xxxix.32.
- Chattavimāna.-See Chatta (3).
- Chattunnatavāpi.-A tank in Ceylon, repaired by Parakkamabāhu I.
- Chāva.-See Upaka Ajivaka.
- Chavaka-Jātaka (No.309)
- Chavasīsa.-A charm which gave the power of saying where a dead
person was born, by tapping on his skull with one's finger-nail, even three
years after death. Vangīsa knew the charm. ThagA.ii.192; AA.i.150, cp.
- Chavi-Sutta.-Dire are gains, favours and flattery; they cut the
skin, the flesh, right down to the marrow. S.ii.237.
- Cheta-Sutta.-See Kassapagotta Sutta.
- Chetvā-Sutta.-One must destroy anger in
order to be happy (S.i.41). v.l. Jhatvā. The sutta is repeated under the same
name in S.i.237. It appears again under the names of Māgha (S.i.46) and
- Chetvā-Vagga.-The eighth chapter of the Devatā Samyutta (S.i.41ff).
v.l. Jhatvā. On the title of the sutta see KS.i.58, n.1.
- Chindī-Sutta.-Devadatta brought schism into the Order because his
heart was possessed by gains, flattery, etc. (S.ii.239).